Our Mission

We are on a mission to empower new and expectant parents through education and community so they can thrive as new parents!

Our COMPANY

The idea for WeeHuman began from a desire to make the journey to new parenthood easier. To have the best information and personal support available while you navigate pregnancy, birth, and new parenthood.

 

And then the pandemic happened. And it became even more important to have access to all that information, advice, support, and guidance, even with social distancing.

 

Since then, we’ve had incredible experiences connecting with parents all over the US, Canada, and beyond. We discovered that on-demand lessons and online live classes meant military parents stationed far apart could attend birth class together. That ex-pat parents could access English-language classes wherever they are in the world. That parents in big cities, small towns, and everywhere in between could access the same great information and connect over their shared experiences. We’ve shared laughs, tears, and distant hugs with our students, and cheered their birth announcements. Our blended classes are perfect whether you’re seeking an unmedicated birth, epidural, homebirth, birth center, or hospital birth…or if you don’t yet know what path is right for you. We’ve got you.

 

We can’t wait to connect with you and come alongside you for this journey. Your life is changing. Let us help to guide you as you create the birthing and parenting experience that’s right for you.

Our team

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Shannon McKenzie, M.Ed.

Labor Doula, Childbirth Educator, Certified Meditation Teacher, Registered 200 hr. yoga teacher.

Shannon McKenzie (she/her) is a childbirth educator, doula, and meditation teacher in the Chicagoland area and has been supporting families in having informed, empowered, and joyful birth experiences for more than a decade. She was trained as a doula and childbirth educator by CAPPA and Barbara Harper of Waterbirth International. She has three sons (13, 12, and 3) and a ton of pets.

Education:

  • Doctorate of Education in progress, Bradley University

  • Master's of Education, 2002, James Madison University

Certifications:

Certified HypnoBabies® Hypno-doula 

Certified Waterbirth International

Certified Meditation Teacher through Open Heart Project

Registered 200 hr Yoga teacher through Yoga Alliance

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Kelly Kolb, CD/PCD(DONA), ICCE, SBD, HCHD

Birth & Postpartum Doula

Childbirth Educator

Kelly (she/her) is a certified birth & postpartum doula and childbirth educator supporting families of all kinds through births of all kinds in the Philadelphia area since 2015. She holds certifications through DONA, ICEA, Stillbirthday, and The VBAC Link, she is a HypnoBabies® Hypnodoula, and has specialized training in Spinning Babies, trauma-informed care, bereavement support, breastfeeding management, massage in labor, postpartum recovery, and more. She is a proud member of the LGBTQ+ community and lives with her husband, 9-year-old daughter, and their two crazy cats.

Education:

  • BA, Business Communications, 2005, Rosemont College

Certifications:

ICEA Certified Childbirth Educator

Certified Birth Doula & Postpartum Doula, DONA

Certified Birth & Bereavement Doula, Stillbirthday

Certified Advanced VBAC Doula, The VBAC Link

Certified HypnoBabies® Hypno-doula